Sindh Assembly: Treasury Bill Passed By the Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February, 2013: Starting an hour and five minutes late, the fourth sitting of the 40th session of the Sindh Assembly on Friday witnessed the passage of a treasury bill.

Fifteen members (9%) were present at the start while


Points of Order Consume 40% of the 49th NA Session Time

ISLAMABAD, February 8, 2013: The National Assembly’s 49th session was marked by low interest of Members, Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings and late starts, leaving most of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says a preliminary report issued by the Free


Sindh Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 07, 2012: The Sindh Assembly, which met for two hours and 45 minutes in the third sitting of the 40th session, passed the Sindh Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill 2013 and the Sindh High Density Development Board (Amendment) Bill 2011. The Education City Bill 2012 was deferred till February 13.


National Assembly: Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 07, 2013: The 11th sitting of the National Assembly’s 49th session, which met for an hour and 35 minutes on Thursday, was marked by low attendance and unaddressed agenda.

Four bills, six resolutions, eight motions under rule 259, and a calling


Sindh Assembly: Regular Agenda Suspended to Offer Condolences for Deceased MPA

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2013: Starting an hour and 25 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the 40th session of Sindh Assembly suspended the regular agenda to offer condolences on the recent death of an MPA (PS-73 Dadu-III). Meeting for an hour and 20 minutes the House witnessed low attendance as only twenty-one Members were present at the outset while 89 were there at the adjournment.


Senate: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 06, 2012: The Upper House passed the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan Bill 2012 and the Trade Organizations Bill 2012 in the 10th sitting of the 90th session, which met for two hours and nine minutes on Wednesday.

 Another bill, the


MPs asked four percent of 14,943 questions on Performance of Pakistan Railways

During the last five years, Pakistan Railways, which faced administrative and financial crisis, remained under scrutiny in the National Assembly. During the Question-Hour session, the parliamentarians inquired about the closure of Railways routes, financial difficulties, delay in salaries, corruption, land and property and other issues from the Ministry of Railways.


Sindh Assembly suspends regular agenda due to MPA death

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2013: Starting an hour and 45 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 40th session met for an hour and 15 minutes on Monday offering condolences on the death of an MPA. A total of 69 Members were present at the start while 85 were there when the sitting was adjourned.


Political violence claims 73 lives, injures 20

Islamabad, February 04, 2013: Seventy-three people were killed in 43 incidents of political violence between January 26 and February 1, 2013, while another 20 were injured and one kidnapped.

Civilians remained the most affected, constituting 77% of the total victims, a 14% increase


National Assembly Suspends Regular Agenda Due to MNA Death

ISLAMABAD, February 04, 2013: Starting 36 minutes late, the National Assembly suspended its regular agenda to offer condolence on the death of an MNA from Balochistan.

 The 10th sitting of the ongoing 49th session, which met for 39 minutes on Monday, was marked by low attendance as only 53 members were